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The Associated Press reports that testimony in a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart suggests that it puts undue pressure on its employees, ridiculing those who do not meet specific goals, pressuring them to work off the clock in order to meet assigned goals,

This pressure, according to the testimony, grows out of a corporate culture that demands higher productivity at lower costs, even if it means taking advantage of workers.

This is just the beginning of testimony, so rebuttal witnesses have not yet responded to the charges,
KC's View:
Since this is just the first of 39 class action suits, it will be interesting to see if Wal-Mart’s image takes it on the chin. We suspect not -- if only because consumers respond to the notion that the company is working hard to keep prices down, and many people won’t be sympathetic to a perceived anti-worker bias.

Besides, we also think there will be more than a few Wal-Mart employees called to the stand to prove that any violations are individual, not systemic.